DAG 2016 – Joint and Other Systems Services

Computer Network Operations Training

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The Computer Network Operation Training Facility (CNO Training Facility) project will provide Department of National Defence with a brick and mortar nexus for the Force Generation of military technical expertise to operate within the cyber domain. The CNO Training Facility will accurately simulate parts of the cyber environment to enable collective training and assist with the development, coordination and employment for cyber forces.


The project will examine a range of options required to support the cyber training curriculum. The project will require virtual network simulation software, hardware, realistic scenario development that includes existing enterprise security architecture and real estate considerations in order to conduct collective training.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018 Options Analysis
  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2020 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2025 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Cyber Force Development
Phone: 613-947-9498

The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811

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